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...humor more than anything else in the human makeup, can afford an aloofness and an ability to rise above any situation, even if only for a second.
— Viktor Frankl

My approach is non-judgmental, direct but warm, and genuine. I’m here to keep you moving forward. I have specialized training in Sex Therapy, Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB), working with Partners of PSB, Emotional Dependency, and recovery from Trauma. I draw on the teachings of Modern Attachment Theory, 12-Step Recovery, and Mindfulness, assisting you in becoming more grounded, authentic, and fulfilled your life and relationships. I am Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trained, with a focus on attachment trauma. I implement EMDR in effort to help slow down your physiological upsets. I tailor my sessions to meet your current needs, work collaboratively with you to create goals, and keep you moving towards them.

General Background                                                        

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 84268) and Lecturer. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in General Psychology from San Francisco State University, and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. I have a Sex Therapy Certificate from California Institute of Integral Studies, training in Out of Control Sexual Behaviors from both The Society For The Advancement Of Sexual Health and The Harvey Institute, and specialized training in supporting partners of those with Out of Control Sexual Behaviors. In addition to seeing private clients, I travel around the country providing lectures on affect regulation and attachment, writing articles, and enjoying time with my family.

Lectures/Presentations:

Adjunct Faculty (Sex Therapy Course), Alliant International University, (2018)

Center for Healthy Sex, Los Angeles, CA (2013, 2015, 2017)                                                                                                               

The Pacific Center for Human Growth (2016)

Society For The Advancement Of Sexual health Conference (2016)                                                                                                       

John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2015)

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. (2014)

International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education San Francisco, CA (2014)